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Old 05-11-2013   #70
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Default Re: 2013 Expectations for DeAndre Hopkins

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
I think we should probably talk about how KDub "failed" us. Maybe that will help us develop our expectations for Hopkins.

"Walter didn't draw any attention away from Andre." Or something similar is often said about KevinWalter, the real question is why not? & will Hopkins be able to provide that?

Kevin Walter was on the field for a reason & it wasn't his blocking ability. He was better at something than our other options were, what was it? & will DeAndre be able to provide that as well as that thing we were missing?
I think I will just stay away from comparing the two of them...
after this observation for the last time.

Hopkins was a Jr last year, so the long-term outlook for him is good.

But strictly speaking about what them two did on the field last year, I will be more than happy if Hopkins (in his rookie year) can do what Walter did last year in the passing game (forget the blocking).

Hopkins has the youth, Walter has the experience.
At the moment, I don't expect Hopkins youth to be able to overtake Walter's experience.

If Hopkins had accumulated his production against better competition, it would have provided us with more information.
But that wasn't the case, and therefore, questions remain.
Hopefully, we'll get a clearer picture in PS.
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